What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 411,192 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1095
    On the last day of the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land.
  • 1582
    In Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway pay a £40 bond for their marriage license.
  • 1627
    The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Navy has its greatest and last victory in the Battle of Oliva.
  • 1905
    Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1919
    Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: In response to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s call for “more flags” in Vietnam, Philippines President Elect Ferdinand Marcos announces he will send troops to help fight in South Vietnam.
  • 1971
    Wasfi al-Tal, Prime Minister of Jordan, is assassinated by the Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • 1980
    Iran–Iraq War: Operation Morvarid – Over 70% of Iraqi Navy was destroyed by Iranian Navy in The Persian Gulf. The Iranian Navy’s Day.
  • 1989
    Cold War: Velvet Revolution – In the face of protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1640
    Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain
  • 1820
    Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (d. 1895)
  • 1935
    Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty
  • 1942
    Paul Warfield, American football player
  • 1950
    Ed Harris, American actor
  • 1953
    Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1958
    Dave Righetti, American baseball player
  • 1963
    Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, Mexican convicted killer (d. 2006)
  • 1978
    Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • 1980
    Stuart Taylor, British footballer

Who died on November 28?

  • 741
    St. Gregory III
  • 1290
    Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)
  • 1675
    Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • 1947
    Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (b. 1902)
  • 1960
    Richard Wright, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1960
    Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (b. 1896)
  • 1971
    Wasfi Tel, Jordanian Prime Minister (b. 1920)
  • 1993
    Garry Moore, American entertainer (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Ted Bates, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)

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